NAYA Mezze & Grill

4.7
1533 Reviews
$30 and under
Lebanese

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New York has never had a Lebanese restaurant like Naya...(The New York Times).

Welcome to NAYA, a modern Lebanese-Mediterranean Mezze and Grill serving traditional Lebanese fare in a contemporary setting. NAYA is a combination of pure tradition mixed with innovation.

Building upon the original techniques and recipes of older generations of Lebanese women, NAYA offers the same respected delicacies from mezze to salads to perfectly char-grilled and seasoned barbecue meats and fish.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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DianeF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Service is GREAT! We love going!

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Varun
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I have had better Lebanese food. I’m a vegetarian and they messed with order and served meat. Got Kunafa for dessert (on house for messing the order) and it was stuck to plate and looked like it was heated in a microwave (definitely wouldn’t have paid for it). Ruined my Friday evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and service was excellent. Food is always good. Felt very safe health wise...

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vipIrina
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food and restaurant went above and beyond, gave me extra salad to go :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipcoach
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipROBERTF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We eat at NAYA yesterday and had made a reservation on open table but have not received our points

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FareedA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good service, bad attitude from hostess, food is authentic

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FrederickR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Naya, is one of the best Restaurants
To Dine in . Best hummus, Baba Ganoush, kofta , & off the hook
Fattoush. Wine also delicious
With the Mediterranean Mezze.🕊

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freya
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is great. You can have a conversation without having to shout to be heard.

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vipJessicaC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great food, great venue, great service!

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ThereseF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good food friendly staff!

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vipLucindaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recommend the lunch special -- good choice of mezze and main

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vipCommish
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was average. Service was average. Decor was stunning, very well appointed.

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vipEatwell
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Xxxxxxxxxcxxxxxxxxxcxcccccccccc

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vipDeee83
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre food and service...

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elisec
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious food + excellent service = great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Highly recommended!

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KaremG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the place for its authentic Lebanese experience. I feel it's slightly overpriced and would appreciate cheaper smaller option (mezze/tapas style)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not a huge place, more like a long rectangular hallway, but had a darkish yet sleek design and ambience to it. Food was fresh and delicious, service was prompt and attentive. Had a great time, looking forward to going again!

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vipMariU
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Tables for 2 too small like subway car

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

I went with my girlfriend for an anniversary. While the food was delicious, the service was abysmal and led to this one-star review. They rushed us out of the restaurant, barely made any eye contact, and treated us like we were random people on the street, not paying customers. A heterosexual couple near us seemed to receive better treatment. We would not go here again and were extremely disappointed with how we were treated.

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi there, We're really disappointed to hear about your experience. We're delighted you would pick us to celebrate your anniversary. This is not the impression we would have like to have left. Can we send you a private note? We'd like to look into the situation further. Thanks so much!

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vipSueSR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food! Good service. Nice restaurant. I highly recommend it!

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VSidhu
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was slow. Food was mediocre (lacked flavour, spice). I found the prices to be higher than they should be, based on the size of the portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything about this place was great! The food was delicious, the dining experience was very nice, and had an overall great time. I would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters are great, food is authentic and excellent

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vipDisappointed
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad food. Bad service

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vippammyjean
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were happy as always. This is a good option if one of your party is vegetarian. One cavil: Service was overly attentive at times and we couldn't find the waiter when we wanted to pay. Good midtown choice.

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious, service was excellent, our waiter made a set of excellent choices for our Meze. Highly recommended!

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LeonoraR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, decor, classy restaurant. So worth it!

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vipEatwell
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal very professionally served. I enjoyed everything about it including the Lebanese wine.

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HichamH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Both food and service are great however pricey......

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hidden gem!

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NYCFoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If you like Lebanese/Middle Eastern food this place is a real gem. The food is nothing fancy but it's delicious and well prepared. The prices are extremely reasonable for what you get. The portions are large. On top of that, the decor is nice, it's comfortable and not noisy. A hard combination to beat! Highly recommend.

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Kfoury
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to be
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Home food atmosphere.
Simply elegant

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vipJamesA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pretty bland food overall. Disappointing.
Wine list was good for Lebanese wines.
Service was fine - Yasmin - nice server.
Place is perhaps 15' wide overall, almost like a diner layout.
Go to Ravagh or Persepolis for much better middle eastern food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff and the food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time coming for lunch. Good food.

FAQs

NAYA Mezze & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates.

NAYA Mezze & Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 1533 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.